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Offline Bob33

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Re: WA pronghorn survey next week
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2017, 10:00:19 AM »
Being alot of this land is private how do they intend to count animals? Air? Driving?
Both air and ground counts.
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Re: WA pronghorn survey next week
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2017, 01:20:25 PM »
Josh, 

Being alot of this land is private how do they intend to count animals? Air? Driving?

I grew up with Many people who own tons of land out there, moons and bybee farms to be exact.  I will gladly go out and look for some goats. 

Gonna take my rifle in case some coyotes need thinned. 


Just to add I have seen many fawns so the population is doing well from what I have seen.   

Yeah, like Bob said, they have a plane lined up. Also big optics, etc. A lot of "road hunting" for them I think. If you want to help, send wa.hunter a pm and he'll be able to provide some more info in that regard.
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Re: WA pronghorn survey next week
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2017, 08:30:15 AM »
There are folks out looking today. If anyone has any specifics, please send me a pm and let me know. Thank you!
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Re: WA pronghorn survey next week
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2017, 12:23:27 PM »
A couple groups of us went out yesterday to see what we could find and prepare for Thursday and Friday. We attempted to cover some of the area to the east of Hi-82 however it is a lot of ground and private too. We were not lucky in finding them there. On hi-way 221 from Prosser to Paterson we were successful in finding a group of 44. Weather was pretty bad with fog and snow. Surprisingly we could identify 4 ear tags in the group, could have been more. These would have been from the original release that came from [99 we released]  Nevada. 10 of them were bucks that still had their horns and 2 had shed their horns.
We know there are a lot more over there. Just where is the hard part as travel was difficult do to snow drifts on some roads and vast area to locate them in.
Will keep you posted on what we find with the flights too.
Any new sightings would be appreciated.

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Re: WA pronghorn survey next week
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2017, 07:06:39 PM »
Bump. Survey is happening Thursday and Friday. Any new sightings, please send either myself or wa.hunter a pm.
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Re: WA pronghorn survey next week
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2017, 08:50:11 AM »
Update on survey.....Weather was not very good yesterday with a lot of fog and snow still on the ground. We were not able to put the plane up as conditions were just to bad. That part will be rescheduled. We did have 9 individuals  show up  from SCI to do a ground survey. We only found 2 groups one with 25 and another with 43. We did receive some very positive input from land owners about additional pronghorns they have been seeing. We also heard stories about poaching, and ones that are being hit by vehicles. Both a big concern. It still appears that the general feelings with some locals is that these are not a protected species. We will be looking at getting reward posters out in the local areas and possibly road signs for motorist.

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Re: WA pronghorn survey next week
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2017, 08:54:48 AM »
I was out yesterday but did not see any animals,  will keep looking in the areas we spoke about on thd phone. 
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Re: WA pronghorn survey next week
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2017, 11:59:35 AM »
Update on survey.....Weather was not very good yesterday with a lot of fog and snow still on the ground. We were not able to put the plane up as conditions were just to bad. That part will be rescheduled. We did have 9 individuals  show up  from SCI to do a ground survey. We only found 2 groups one with 25 and another with 43. We did receive some very positive input from land owners about additional pronghorns they have been seeing. We also heard stories about poaching, and ones that are being hit by vehicles. Both a big concern. It still appears that the general feelings with some locals is that these are not a protected species. We will be looking at getting reward posters out in the local areas and possibly road signs for motorist.


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Re: WA pronghorn survey next week
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2017, 04:45:58 PM »
rtspring
We did not find your group we talked about but did hear they were there on Tuesday with maybe 70 in the group. Hopefully when we get the plane up they can find them.

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Re: WA pronghorn survey next week
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2017, 05:26:44 PM »
Drove around in there Sunday, lots of fog.  No animals but found a few tracks up by the dairy.   More snow coming tonight, may be able to find fresh tracks.   
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